Sunday, June 23, 2024

Birth Certificates And The Courts

Of a birth certificate? Is it a “Historic” document? That is engraved in stone? Or is it a document for proving your citizenship? Or for proving who your parents are?

The divide.
The Democratic states see it as a document to prove who you are.
The Republican states see it as a document engraved in stone never to be changed.
The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that had dismissed challenging Governor Kevin Stitt's birth certificate policy.
By: News 9
June 18th 2024

The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that had dismissed challenging Governor Kevin Stitt's birth certificate policy.

The policy prohibits transgender people from, changing the gender marker on their birth certificates to align with their gender identity.

The members of the panel agreed that without amended birth certificates, they 'must involuntarily disclose their transgender status when providing their birth certificate to others', according to court records.

The panel agreed that the involuntary disclosures violate people's right to privacy, court records confirmed.

The case will now go back to the lower court for proceedings on the equal protection claim.
These Republican efforts to block changing our birth certificates is more than harassment but it affects our livelihood, our ability to get jobs, to raise our children, and to travel.

And that is exactly what the Republicans want.

Did you know at one time the Republicans were eager to allow us to change our birth certificates. Why? So we could become productive members of society! In 1965 ten states passed laws to change BC many of them were Republican states but that all changed with Trump and his cult followers, the Republican were courting the evangelicals and that is when the Republicans went on their anti-LGBTQ+ pogrom.

If the Supreme Court rules that it is a states rights issue with birth certificare what a can of worms that would open.
Article IV, Section 1: Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
I have a feeling that the Supreme Court will conveniently forget about that little section.

So what will have if the courts say that marriage equality is a states rights issue… what would happen if a same-sex couple are married in Connecticut and move to a Republican state that bans same-sex marriage? What will happen to a trans child who has there birth certificate changed in Connecticut and move to Florida?

What a nightmare the Supreme Court can create!

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